Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Interview; Talking Hip-Hop and Radio with Paul Porter.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Paul Porter has been in the music industry, and apart of radio, for what seems like more than a lifetime. He has watched the music change, and the industry itself as the goal became get money at all cost. In his book “Blackout: My 40yrs in the Music Business” he exposed the dark side of an industry that seems to have a valuable... [Read more...]

About Black People – And Being Broke.

July 18, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One Black woman told me, “Barack Obama didn’t do anything for us because he didn’t give us jobs or provide housing.” That woman wasn’t out of a job because of what Barack Obama failed to do, she’s out of a job because of what SHE’S failing to do. Barack Obama has done Black people proud, and any Black person... [Read more...]

Republicans Have Declared A Culture War, and Democrats Are Losing It.

July 17, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Immigrant children have been ripped from the arms of their parent’s arms and detained in cages at our borders. Muslims have been effectively banned from entering America from certain countries. Businesses have been given autonomy to determine if they want to serve LGBTQ couples. NFL players have been villainized as unpatriotic... [Read more...]

The Democrats Spend Heavy on Lie-Filled Ads Early.

July 17, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the house and senate races, Democrats are stealthily pouring tons of money early to demonize Republican candidates before our supporters become engaged. Once our candidate has been branded the spawn-of-Satan before campaigning really begins, it is extremely challenging to change voter’s perception of them. My wife Mary... [Read more...]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

July 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over this past week there were news stories that exemplified the best, and the worst, of human behavior. As we applaud the best among us, unfortunately, we are reminded of the basest instincts and actions of people and nations as well. The Good: The rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand was a triumph... [Read more...]

Interview; Keisha Jeremie-Smith: It’s as Sweet as Applesauce.

July 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Sometimes the path to entrepreneurship is found in the simple things we love in our life. While it is great to get an education and make moves in corporate America you don’t have to give up the idea of owning a business of your own. So many brothers and sisters have amazing skills they have acquired as they were passed down... [Read more...]

We Need More Ida B. Wells.

July 16, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The crusading journalist, Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862.   Although she made her mark as a journalist, she was also a social worker, advocate, feminist, and organization leader.  She too often gets short shrift in history, mainly because she did not go along to get along with the men of her era, crossing swords with... [Read more...]

Recruitment Of Black Men As Teachers, Turning into a Minstrel Show.

July 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I guess that the movement of school districts throughout the nation to begin scouring the nation for African-American males to populate their classrooms as teachers is at least a small admission that Black Male Teachers matter. Considering the historic resistance of any admission regarding the worth and utility of black men,... [Read more...]

Two Different Populations; Why It Is Clear that Some Black Males Will and Some Will Not Make it in Life.

July 16, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After a recent conversation with a male student who by all indications decided to turn his back on the extraordinary opportunities available to young black males, I could do little more than sigh and recite Napoleon Bonaparte’s infamous quote that “In this life, we are either kings or pawns, emperors or fools.” Let me... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Uncle Drew.

July 15, 2018 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Young people can’t jump! In your face, Millennials! Step back, hipsters, because black Baby Boomers are taking the court in Uncle Drew. The genesis of this heart-warming sports comedy was a Pepsi Max commercial that evolved into a YouTube series that has been viewed 100M times. The webisodes starred Boston Celtics point guard... [Read more...]

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